Tuesday, March 29, 2011

2KCBWDAY2 Skill +1UP

Look back over your last year of projects and compare where you are in terms of skill and knowledge of your craft to this time last year. Have you learned any new skills or forms of knitting/crochet (can you crochet cable stitches now where you didn’t even know such things existed last year? Have you recently put a foot in the tiled world of entrelac? Had you even picked up a pair of needles or crochet hook this time last year?

Sigh....This is a very hard question for me.  I honestly haven't gotten that much accomplished this year.   At least I feel that way when I see what my knitting friends and people on Ravelry get finished.   The things that I actually got finished were either for gifts or things for swaps. 

I guess I have two things that I learned how to do this year though I haven't technically finished either projects.   The first one is my Monkey sock.  

According to my Ravelry project page, I started this sock in February of 2010.  Before doing this sock I had never turned a heal before, so I guess I actually DID accomplish something this past year :)

Next would be Cole's tractor sweater.  Before doing this sweater I had never done any sort of color work.  Yeah I'd done strips but nothing like this...even though I haven't gotten really far at all on the intarsia part.   Its still more than I had done before this past year. 

Wow...so not only has this post help me realize that I did learn something new this year but it also made me dig through some unfinished knitting and make me want to get some of these projects done! 


  1. You've definitely made some awesome progress this year! I find that few things make me feel as impossibly clever as turning a heel.

  2. turning a heel and also learning colorwork are two skill that many knitters never do. So, yes, you did learn some good things this year.

  3. turning a heel is a big deal. who cares that you haven't quite finished either project (yet!).